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The City as Music

Many musicians have used cities as inspiration for music. Akko Goldenbeld take the idea a step further, transmuting the three dimensional reality of a city into sound. His new work artwork, Stadsmuziek (City Music) consists of a scale model of … Continue reading

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Artist creates portraits out of old maps

Wired has a fascinating feature on Nikki Rosato, an artist who creates artwork from discarded maps. Her method involves carefully cutting out non-linear map features with a knife, leaving behind a delicate lattice of roads and waterways. Then combining these … Continue reading

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Music video made almost entirely in Google Earth

Unless you have a super fast broadband connection and top range computer Google Earth tends to load in imagery and terrain noticeably slower than you can navigate around. Bartholomäus Traubeck cleverly exploits these shortcomings. Using the glitchiness of the application … Continue reading

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Mapping Science as Art

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science is a 10 year competitive art exhibition which started in 2005.  The aim is to make scientific information more readily available to researchers, educators, industry, policy makers and/or the general public. This year had 28 … Continue reading

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Google Earth as a source of Surrealist Art

In a series entitled Postcards from Google Earth, Clement Valla curates a collection of Salvador Dali-like images of warped, twisted and disconnected bridges. None of the pictures have been manipulated in any way. They’re artifacts caused by the way Google … Continue reading

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Real Time Earthquake Sound Art Installation

Tectonic is a sound sculpture created by Micah Frank. The system processes earthquakes as they occur in real time, flying to the coordinates of the epicentre in Google Earth, and translating the seismic data into sound.  As new earthquakes occur … Continue reading

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Red Bull Gives you Street Art

Red Bull are sponsoring a new, collaborative website – www.streetviewart.com. which shows street art found in Google’s Street View panoramas. You can navigate to individual artworks through markers shown on a map. There are options to find works by specific … Continue reading

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